Friday, January 3, 2014

Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

3.5 stars!
Summary via Goodreads:

Jodi Marshall isn't sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she's in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she's being stalked by some guy no one seems to know. After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he's not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she's part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendants of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins. Jodi's deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn't difficult enough, Jodi discovers she's the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can't figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.


I absolutely loved the idea of this book. It’s a new and refreshing side of Greek mythology that combined a different side of Medusa with the thirteenth star sign, something that people don’t know a lot about. The general idea the book entertained showed a ton of potential. Unfortunately, the story itself seemed to be lacking a bit. Though I found Jodi’s sarcastic and determined personality great, she seemed to be pretty clueless throughout the entire book and I was extremely frustrated with how long it took her to figure things out. Overall, it felt like a rough draft instead of a final copy, but I liked it well enough.

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